Natalie Portman is in talks to star in dark cheerleader drama Dare Me.
The 32-year-old mother-of-one is being courted by Fox 2000 studios to star in a big screen adaptation of Megan Abbott's novel of the same name, Deadline reported.
Described as "Heathers meets Fight Club", Dare Me is about a squad of teenage high school cheerleaders whose lives are changed by an enigmatic new coach who draws them into a dark world, which ends up sparking a police investigation.
Author Megan has adapted the novel for the screen herself and Michael Sucsy is attached to direct.
He is currently attached to direct the Beach Boys biopic.
Natalie is wrapping filming on Jane Got A Gun, the troubled indie western movie on which she is also a producer.
The production has suffered several problems, first of all with Lynne Ramsay walking out following a dispute with producers in March.
Jude Law then signed up to play the villain, but also dropped out and was replaced by Bradley Cooper. But Cooper then had to pull out due to scheduling commitments and Ewan McGregor eventually took the role.